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Private equity buyouts and firm exports: evidence from UK firms

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  • Paul Lavery
  • José María Serena Garralda
  • Marina-Eliza Spaliara

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This paper examines the impact of private equity buyouts on the export activity of target firms. We exploit data on UK firms over the 2004-2017 period, and use difference-in-differences estimations on matched target versus non-target firms. Following private equity buyouts, non-exporting firms are more likely to begin exporting, and target firms are likewise more likely to increase their value of exports and their export intensity. Evidence from split-sample analysis further suggests that these patterns are consistent with private equity investors relaxing financial constraints and inducing productivity improvements.

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  • Paul Lavery & José María Serena Garralda & Marina-Eliza Spaliara, 2021. "Private equity buyouts and firm exports: evidence from UK firms," BIS Working Papers 961, Bank for International Settlements.
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    1. Paul Lavery & Marian-Eliza Spaliara, 2022. "Private equity buyouts & firm exporting during the global financial crisis," Working Papers 2022_09, Business School - Economics, University of Glasgow.

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    Keywords

    private equity buyouts; exporting; financial constraints; transactions;
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    JEL classification:

    • G34 - Financial Economics - - Corporate Finance and Governance - - - Mergers; Acquisitions; Restructuring; Corporate Governance
    • G32 - Financial Economics - - Corporate Finance and Governance - - - Financing Policy; Financial Risk and Risk Management; Capital and Ownership Structure; Value of Firms; Goodwill

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